Decadence. Pure decadence. This is a recipe for adults, but you’re more than welcome to leave the bourbon out of this recipe if you’re sensitive to alcohol, or feeding kids.
This french toast is flavored with sweet vanilla, cinnamon and is spiked with bourbon, making it perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. It’s your party. I used challah bread, which is an egg bread and super rich and creamy in texture. It soaks up the custard wonderfully, and after being baked off for a good 15 minutes in the oven, you’re ensured it’s all the way cooked thru. You don’t have to use challah bread either, but I suggest giving it a try at least once in your life. It’s pretty awesome for rich french toast recipes. I bought my loaf fresh, so I had to dry it out in the oven for about 20 minutes in a 300 degree oven while prepping. Even after drying it out a bit, it was still incredibly moist. I let it soak about 10 seconds per side, until saturated but not soggy and falling apart. Again, just make sure you bake it after frying it in butter so that all the egg is cooked thru. Nobody wants to chew on raw egg juice lol. It also helps some of the alcohol burn off.
As for the raspberry maple syrup, here’s what I did. I had a bag of frozen raspberries lying around, so I microwaved about a half cup of them in a bowl just until the juices started running. I then poured the juice into some maple syrup, along with a few residual bits of the berries, a little vanilla extract and boom. Raspberry maple syrup! It’s delicious, give it a try.
Also, we kinda dug right into this plate before I was able to take a decent photo of it LOL! Sorry about that, it was just that delicious, what can I say?
so, this is challah bread…
I like to slice from the middle and work my way on both sides
I then place both ends of the loaf together and store until ready to use again
4 egg yolks (2 broke on me lol), half & half
vanilla bean scrapings
cinnamon, bourbon, and sugar tossed in
Start with a cold skillet…
Then slowly let the butter melt over medium heat
Fry each slice for 3 minutes per side, or until golden brown
Then bake it in 350 degree oven for about 15 to 20 minutes to ensure all the custard is cooked thru
Raspberry maple syrup
Nom nom nomington!
So good, you just have to try it